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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Couple of Hard Ones

Agave Nectar & A Coupon

I am drinking my last pitcher of tea sweetened with agave nectar.  I love me some 'sweet tea' especially in the summer time.  I discovered agave nectar some time ago and actually prefer it to any other sweetener including sugar.  This pitcher is not going to last until June 30, and I am trying to make this in to a positive thing.  

I have got a few types of sweetener in the cabinet that I bought for one reason or another, most likely it was the healthy choice of the moment.  I have quite a bit of stevia based sweetener that I'll use next.  It is OK, but has a bit of an under-taste to me.  Since the whole purpose of this exercise is to clean out and pare down, I am calling this a victory.

This morning as I was scanning through the newspaper, I saw a $5 off coupon that I so could use!  It is only valid for 7 days, which means I have to let it go.  That one is harder for me.  It seems wasteful in a way.  At the same time having a pantry with more than one type of sweetener just sitting there is more wasteful.  I am telling myself that I am saving more than $5 by not going to the store at all, and using my back log of stuff.

So far, we're still eating quite well, and I'm really liking the less cluttered look in my cabinets!  I am really glad that finally, I'm feeling a little pinched.


  1. Good for you! I feel like my freezer and cupboards are well stocked and I need to take advantage of that and eat them down.

  2. BRAVO! and you know what using up what you have will save you money because if you don't it shall go out of date and you lose the initial investment. I think this experiment is really a positive experience and is teaching you more than you realize!

  3. I have been wanting to try a new sweetener for a while now, but I wasn't sure about the taste. Right now, I'm still using splenda and I'm constantly reading about how it's not good, healthwise that is. I have a coupon for Agave Nectar and since you speak so highly about it, I think I'll go ahead and give it a try. Thanks.